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Cult Movie Stars

Author : Danny Peary
ISBN : UOM:39015059135627
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Movie Stars

Author : Gareth Thomas
ISBN : 1405453257
Genre : Photography
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Movie Stars uses stunning pictures from the Daily Mail archives, many reproduced here for the first time, Movie Stars Unseen Archives features a stellar cast of acting greats, from the stars of the silent era to those taking the honors at the 2005 Oscars

501 Movie Stars

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
ISBN : 0733320511
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Humphrey Bogart. . . Marilyn Monroe. . . Meryl Streep. . . James Dean. . . Paul Newman. . .Not just run-of-the-mill film actors but larger-than-life movie stars who have captured the collective imagination, inspired millions of fans across the world, and gained immortality through their performances on and off the screen. 501 Movie Stars pays homage to these legends, trend-setters, and pop culture idols, with a dazzling and comprehensive gallery of the biggest movie stars from around the world. Every notable name to have worked their magic in front of the camera is here, from Gloria Swanson to Julia Roberts, from Frank Sinatra to Arnold Schwarzenegger... and 497 more! the A-Z approach of 501 Movie Stars allows you to locate any actor with maximum ease, making it an ideal movie-lover's reference. Each star has at least one full page devoted to their work, with a complete filmography and feature boxes on awards, cameos, favourite directors and stylistic trademarks. With 501 Movie Stars to hand, you'll have a one-stop resource to the larger-than-life faces of film that you can turn to and enjoy again and again.

Movie Stars

Author : Jack Pendarvis
ISBN : 1938103459
Genre : Fiction
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These stories are linked by humor, setting, themes and recurring characters -- cat lovers, murderers, gamblers, ghosts and fools -- but mostly by the movie stars, gods and goddesses who look down on us struggling mortals with a mixture of benevolence and wrath. From Scarlett Johansson to Joan Crawford, Clint Eastwood to Jerry Lewis, they represent the impossible ideals to which lesser beings turn for hope in an otherwise baffling world.

What Dreams Were Made Of

Author : Sean Griffin
ISBN : 9780813549637
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Humphrey Bogart. Abbott and Costello. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. John Wayne. Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable. Images of these film icons conjure up a unique moment in cinema and history, one of optimism and concern, patriotism and cynicism. What Dreams Were Made Of examines the performers who helped define American cinema in the 1940s, a decade of rapid and repeated upheaval for Hollywood and the United States. Through insightful discussions of key films as well as studio publicity and fan magazines, the essays in this collection analyze how these actors and actresses helped lift spirits during World War II, whether in service comedies, combat films, or escapist musicals. The contributors, all major writers on the stars and movies of this period, also explore how cultural shifts after the war forced many stars to adjust to new outlooks and attitudes, particularly in film noir. Together, they represented the hopes and fears of a nation during turbulent times, enacting on the silver screen the dreams of millions of moviegoers.

Glamour In A Golden Age

Author : Adrienne L. McLean
ISBN : 9780813549040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Glamour in a Golden Age, incorporating archival and popular material, including fan and mass market magazines, other promotional and publicity material, and films themselves, presents original essays from eminent film scholars that analyze movie stars of the 1930s. Against the background of contemporary American cultural history, stardom is approached as an effect of, and influence on, the particular historical and industrial contexts that enabled these actors and actresses to be discovered, featured in films, publicized, and become recognized and admired--sometimes even notorious--parts of the cultural landscape.

Idols Of Modernity

Author : Patrice Petro
ISBN : 9780813547312
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Focusing on stardom during the 1920s, this title reveals strong connections & dissonances in matters of storytelling & performance that can be traced both backwards & forwards, from the silent era to the emergence of sound.

All Stars And Movie Stars

Author : Ron Briley
ISBN : 9780813159836
Genre : Performing Arts
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Sports films are popular forms of entertainment around the world, but beyond simply amusing audiences, they also reveal much about class, race, gender, sexuality, and national identity. In All-Stars and Movie Stars, Ron Briley, Michael K. Schoenecke, and Deborah A. Carmichael explore the interplay between sports films and critical aspects of our culture, examining them as both historical artifacts and building blocks of ideologies, values, and stereotypes. The book covers not only Hollywood hits such as Field of Dreams and Miracle but also documentaries such as The Journey of the African American Athlete and international cinema, such as the German film The Miracle of Bern. The book also explores television coverage of sports, commenting on the relationship of media to golf and offering a new perspective on the culture and politics behind the depictions of the world's most popular pastimes. The first part of the book addresses how sports films represent the cultural events, patterns, and movements of the times in which they were set, as well as the effect of the media and athletic industry on the athletes themselves. Latham Hunter examines how the baseball classic The Natural reflects traditional ideas about gender, heroism, and nation, and Harper Cossar addresses how the production methods used in televised golf affect viewers. The second section deals with issues such as the growth of women's involvement in athletics, sexual preference in the sports world, and the ever-present question of race by looking at sports classics such as Rocky, Hoosiers, and A League of Their Own. Finally, the authors address the historical and present-day role sports play in the international and political arena by examining such films as Visions of Eight and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. This important and unique collection illuminates the prominent role that sports play in society and how that role is reflected in film. Analysis of the depiction of sports in film and television provides a deeper understanding of the appeal that sports hold for people worldwide and of the forces behind the historic and cultural traditions linked to sports.

Flickers Of Desire

Author : Jennifer M. Bean
ISBN : 9780813550725
Genre : Performing Arts
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Today, we are so accustomed to consuming the amplified lives of film stars that the origins of the phenomenon may seem inevitable in retrospect. But the conjunction of the terms "movie" and "star" was inconceivable prior to the 1910s. Flickers of Desire explores the emergence of this mass cultural phenomenon, asking how and why a cinema that did not even run screen credits developed so quickly into a venue in which performers became the American film industry's most lucrative mode of product individuation. Contributors chart the rise of American cinema's first galaxy of stars through a variety of archival sources--newspaper columns, popular journals, fan magazines, cartoons, dolls, postcards, scrapbooks, personal letters, limericks, and dances. The iconic status of Charlie Chaplin's little tramp, Mary Pickford's golden curls, Pearl White's daring stunts, or Sessue Hayakawa's expressionless mask reflect the wild diversity of a public's desired ideals, while Theda Bara's seductive turn as the embodiment of feminine evil, George Beban's performance as a sympathetic Italian immigrant, or G. M. Anderson's creation of the heroic cowboy/outlaw character transformed the fantasies that shaped American filmmaking and its vital role in society.

New Constellations

Author : Pamela Robertson Wojcik
ISBN : 9780813552293
Genre : Performing Arts
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American culture changed radically over the course of the 1960s, and the culture of Hollywood was no exception. The film industry began the decade confidently churning out epic spectacles and lavish musicals, but became flummoxed as new aesthetics and modes of production emerged, and low-budget youth pictures like Easy Rider became commercial hits. New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s tells the story of the final glory days of the studio system and changing conceptions of stardom, considering such Hollywood icons as Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman alongside such hallmarks of youth culture as Mia Farrow and Dustin Hoffman. Others, like Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, took advantage of the developing independent and international film markets to craft truly groundbreaking screen personae. And some were simply “famous for being famous,” with celebrities like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Edie Sedgwick paving the way for today’s reality stars.

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